PlatinumGames recently revealed their 2nd item in their Platinum4 Project of games. As revealed in an article by Famitsu magazine on February 27, this new game deals with “gigantic heroes”... and taking a quick glance at the new teaser trailer, it’s impossible to ignore the clear resemblance to Ultraman.

What interests me the most from this video is actually the music. As I’ve discussed before, the Film Score Philharmonic Orchestra this past Monday where we performed various themes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC Films, and also Ultraman. One of the Ultraman pieces was actually the opening theme to the new Ultraman anime now on Netflix, which was composed by the head of the Film Score Philharmonic Orchestra, Toda Nobuko with work also by Kazuma Jinnouchi. Having just performed these songs, listening to the music in this trailer makes me wonder if they also composed the music for this title as wellー that is to say, if it actually turns out to be an Ultraman game at all.

Here’s an excerpt from Director Hideki Kamiya’s message regarding this title.

View the full message on PlatinumGames.


It’s my honor today, at long last, to announce an all-new, all-original project from PlatinumGames. In the fourteen years since we founded this company, we’ve worked towards the dream of making and releasing a game based on a Platinum intellectual property. Now, we’re finally stepping up to that starting line.

We’ve made a wide variety of games throughout our history, sometimes based on existing properties, like NieR:Automata; sometimes wholly original stories, like Bayonetta and ASTRAL CHAIN. Our work has found a core of passionate fans who trust us to deliver high-quality action games.

But PlatinumGames has thus far only been a developer. That means we make the games, and that’s it. All of our titles up until how have been made under contracts, with cooperation and funding from the publishers who distribute them.

As a creator, it’s hard not to think of my games as my children. After all, it takes a lot of hard work to raise them up, and a lot of love, too. However, once they’re done, any choices about them are entirely out of my hands. So, for example, no matter how many times people tell me, “You should make a sequel to this game,” or, “I’d love to see it on that console,” there’s nothing I can do about it.

Which brings us to Project G.G. (that’s just a working title, by the way). Project G.G. is different. Unlike any of the games we’ve made so far, it’s going to be a 100% PlatinumGames title. For everything from its setting and characters, to its game design and story, to how it’s promoted – PlatinumGames is in full control.

Like I said before, with Project G.G., we’re stepping up to a starting line. The finish line is still a long way away. But I know I’m looking forward to running the race! I hope you’ll cheer us on.

On behalf of the Project G.G. team and all of PlatinumGames, thank you for your support!

Hideki Kamiya, PlatinumGames

What We Know Thus Far

So far, we know that Atsushi Inaba will be the producer with Hideki Kamiya directing. As stated in the trailer, this title will apparently be the “climax to the Hideki Kamiya superhero trilogy.”

PlatinumGames shot out of a slump thanks to the critically acclaimed release of NieR:Automata, published by Square Enix. PlatinumGames also recently released Astral Chains, the directorial debut for NieR:Automata designer Taura Takahisa, who will also be working on the sequel for this title in the future. There is also rumor that PlatinumGames may be back again to work on Yoko Taro’s next work as well.

By - Terra Dragos.